Monday, March 2, 2015

3 Unique San Diego Outdoor Activities

GoCar San Diego Bay

Many travelers to San Diego are repeat visitors.  While San Diego has a number of very popular tourist attractions like the Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, the beach, etc., return travelers may want to experience something different than what they’ve done before.  We’ve scouted out three unique San Diego outdoor activities perfect for both first time and repeat visitors, as they take advantage of our sunny weather, visit some of the popular places in San Diego, and provide a unique way to experience them.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

A Relaxing Ensenada Weekend Getaway

Hotel Coral & Marina Balcony View Ensenada Baja California Mexico
The view of the marina and Pacific Ocean from our Hotel Coral & Marina guestroom's private balcony.
Life has been a little crazy in the full-time non-travel work sector, so I was ready to spend a weekend of relaxation away from it all.  The beautiful thing about having a destination like Ensenada so close to us is that while there are many things to do in Ensenada, there’s no pressure to experience them all in one trip.  So for this weekend trip to Ensenada we decided to take things slow, something we rarely do.  Our little Baja weekend getaway over the Valentine’s Day weekend included good wine, good food, a lot of relaxation, and a tiny bit of activity just so we didn’t feel like complete lumps. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Walking Tours of New Orleans

French Quarter Courtyard Walking Tour New Orleans
A French Quarter courtyard discovered during our French Quarter walking tour.
New Orleans is a city of history and stories and locals who want to share those stories with visitors.  One of our walking tour guides said it could take months, if not years, for her to share everything we would need to know to understand New Orleans.  While travelers can certainly soak up New Orleans’ historic architecture, friendly people, mouthwatering food, tasty cocktails, and soul-stirring music while walking the streets of New Orleans on their own, they might miss the history and stories that define New Orleans.  Taking one or more of New Orleans’ walking tours will acquaint visitors with the pieces of past and present that make New Orleans the city it is today.  Here are some of the best walking tours of New Orleans and just a few highlights of what you can learn from them. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Small Town Wild West Weekend in Yuma

Castle Dome Mine Museum Church and Hotel Yuma Arizona

A weekend visit to Yuma offers both the charm of a small American town and a unique glimpse back to the days of the Wild West.  Yuma has less than 100,000 citizens, though it is estimated its population doubles in the winter when the snowbirds come to town.  Yuma has quite a mix of things to do that highlight its small town charms and Wild West history. If you’re looking to get off the beaten path, Yuma definitely fits the bill with the types of attractions that can only be found in a small town.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

15 Traditional New Orleans Foods

Fried Oyster Po'Boy Parkway Bakery New Orleans
Fried oyster po'boy at Parkway Bakery.
New Orleans is one of America’s food meccas.  The food isn’t just good, it’s historic.  Many of New Orleans’ recipes have been around for 100 years or more.  Travelers will want to eat the best and most traditional cuisine New Orleans has to offer.  We made it our mission to discover and taste the best of New Orleans’ food.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Date with Yuma’s Agritourism

25 Year Old Medjool Date Palms at Martha's Gardens Date Farm Yuma Arizona

Agritourism in the United States is a fairly new concept, so you might be wondering, what is agritourism?  According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of agritourism is “the practice of touring agricultural areas to see farms and often to participate in farm activities.”  In this age where we want to know exactly where our food is coming from, agritourism is the perfect addition to a vacation itinerary, and Yuma, a small agricultural town in Arizona, is the perfect travel destination for agritourism. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans Music

Bean & The Boys featuring Kathleen Moore at 21st Amendment New Orleans
Bean & The Boys featuring Kathleen Moore at The 21st Amendment La Louisiane.
New Orleans is like no place in the world I have ever been when it comes to music.  Chris McIntyre of 21st Amendment told us New Orleans does three things well, cocktails, food, and music, and nothing could be truer.  No matter the time of day, the music of New Orleans can be heard somewhere in the French Quarter.  It calls to you like the Sirens’ song, plaintive melodies drifting down the streets, beckoning for you to follow.  And follow you should.